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The Man with the Withered Hand (L'homme à la main desséchée)


Published 1886
Topics art, European Art


When Jesus heals a man with a withered hand on the Sabbath, he flouts rules against work and further upsets the devout. Although Jewish law permitted the saving of lives on the holy day, Jesus defies the rigid rules of the Sabbath by extending his help to a man afflicted but not threatened with death.

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Identifier brooklynmuseum-o4488-the-man-with-the-withered-hand-lhomme
Caption James Tissot (French, 1836-1902). The Man with the Withered Hand (L'homme à la main desséchée), 1886-1896. Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper, Image: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased by public subscription, 00.159.95
Coverage France
Creator James Tissot
Credit Purchased by public subscription
Date 1886-1896
Dimensions Image: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm); Sheet: 8 5/8 x 6 5/16 in. (21.9 x 16 cm); Frame: 20 x 15 x 1 1/2 in. (50.8 x 38.1 x 3.8 cm)
Mediatype image
Medium Opaque watercolor over graphite on gray wove paper
Rights No known copyright restrictions
Signature Signed bottom near left: "J.J. Tissot"
Publicdate 2010-05-03 20:32:14
Addeddate 2010-05-03 20:32:14

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